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Status

Success

Space Shuttle Discovery | STS-26R

Launch Time
Thu Sep 29, 1988 15:37 UTC
Return to flight after the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery
NASA
Status: Retired
Price: $450.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 30,250 kN
Payload to LEO: 27,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 3,810 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 56.1 m

Vehicles

OV-103-7

Edwards Runway 17

Missions

STS-26R

The primary payload for the STS-26 mission, a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), was successfully deployed, and 11 scheduled mid-deck scientific and technological experiments were carried out. The orbiter sustained only minor Thermal Protection System tile damage, and the redesigned post-Challenger solid rocket boosters showed no signs of leakage or overheating at any of the joints.
Total Mass: 21,082 kg
Low Earth Orbit

Location